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Vidya is very non interfering person: Designer Rick Roy

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Designer Rick Roy, who has styled Vidya Balan for her upcoming film "Begum Jaan", says the actress gave him the complete liberty to dress her up the way he wanted.

Rick says its important that actors show and respect to the technicians for the job they are hired for and the "Kahaani" actress had immense faith in him.


"Vidya is a very non interfering person when it comes to clothes. For her films, she lets the director and the designer decide what her look will be and as long as the director is happy and the clothes fit her perfect and are according to the character she is happy," says Rick.

"She doesn't take calls on clothes at all which I honestly find very respectful and extremely professional," Rick told PTI.

"Begum Jaan" a Hindi adaptation of Srijit Mukherji's Bengali film "Rajkaahini", stars Vidya in the lead, as brothel's madam in during India's Partition in 1947.

Rick is thankful to Vidya and Srijit for being supportive.

"Director Srijit was specific about few things about Vidya's look but apart from that he did give me a free hand to design whatever and however I wanted to do it," he says.

"Vidya is a lot of fun to work with. The first time she saw the clothes she wore them, came out and said to me 'Aadab Miya' and started talking as Begum Jaan."

Rick, who has done styling for films like "Housefull 2", "Players", "Jannat 2, says working on "Begum Jaan" was a challenge.

"To be very honest this was one of the toughest films I have worked on both physically and mentally. The brief was that Vidya and all the other characters in the film need to look believable. Also the clothes need to look from the time period that we are showcasing in the film and that was challenging," he says.

Rick had just 24 days to do research on the period for his clothes. He says as it was his first period film, he did not want to leave any stone unturned.

"I definitely wanted to do the best and me and my team wanted to be honest with the film. Now that everyone is appreciating Vidya's look and the look of the film I feel like I can conquer the world without a glitch," he adds.

The film is set to release on April 14.

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